Day of Persons with Disabilities

In 1997 the international community responded with unprecedented multilateral cooperation and called for determined action to rid the world of anti-personnel mines. The Convention became the first multilateral arms control treaty to make provisions for the victims of a particular weapon system.

Article 6.3 states that,

 Each State Party in a position to do so shall provide assistance for the care and rehabilitation, and social and economic reintegration, of mine victims. 

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the work undertaken by the States Parties is as relevant as ever, especially since the States Parties to the Convention have stressed the link that exists between their commitment to Article 6.3 and the efforts that are being made in broader disability contexts to remove barriers for all persons with disabilities.